Figure Out the Song with Google’s Hum to Search

Joanna Estrada
October 19, 2020

The new tool, however, only works on mobile devices, so at this time, it won't work on users' Google Home or Nest speakers.

Google has introduced a new feature for Android phones and iPhones which helps users find a song by humming its melody.

Have a song stuck in your head but you have no idea what it's called? To start off, we would need to update our Google apps.

Google's new tool for searching for a song by humming rivals technologies developed by companies such as SoundHound's Midomi and Apple-owned Shazam; though Shazam now only allows users to find songs if they are actually played by the original artist - not hummed or sang by any individual.

Google announced the new feature on Thursday, October 15, 2020 and has started rolling it out globally to iPhone and Android users. With the help of machine learning techniques, you will be able to identify it.

Thankfully, these frustrations could all be a thing of the past with the latest development from Google, who've gone and one-upped Shazam with their new Hum-to-Search feature. However, the company is planning to add more in the future.

Upon navigating your song of choice, you can then explore all information paired with the song or associated artist, as well as view lyrics, music videos and even find alternate recordings.

Kumar said: "So how does it work? We've built machine learning models that can match your hum, whistle or singing to the right "fingerprint".

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